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Have your say on the future of waste management in North London

Published Thursday, 23 July 2015

Have your say!

What happens to your waste and recycling when it leaves your home or workplace? How can we ensure there are sufficient facilities to manage it? These are some of the issues considered in the draft North London Waste Plan (NLWP).

The seven North London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest are working together to prepare the North London Waste Plan (NLWP). It will develop planning policies for managing waste, identify sites for waste facilities and provide policies to help determine planning applications.

Following an initial consultation in 2013 people are now being asked for their comments on the Draft Plan.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business Development, Cllr Alan Sitkin, said: “Local authorities have a statutory duty to prepare waste plans and it is crucial that we get as much public input as possible. This consultation is an initial opportunity for everyone to influence the process. All feedback will be carefully considered as part of the next stage of the Plan.”

Councillor Toby Simon, Chair of the North London Waste Plan Planning Members Group, said: “As a group of seven North London boroughs we are collaborating together to find the best possible solutions for the waste and recycling that is generated in our area.

“It is widely recognised that as a society we need to reduce our reliance on putting waste in landfill sites because that contributes to carbon emissions. Instead, we need to manage more of the waste we produce closer to where it arises and in better ways.  In order of preference we should reuse, recycle, compost and, where none of these are possible, recover energy from the waste we produce.

“The North London Waste Plan is an important stage in this process for our group of boroughs. It uses the latest evidence about waste generated in our area to plot out a path to enable higher recycling levels to be achieved and to reduce reliance on other areas to treat our waste. It builds on the ability of existing waste sites to deal with waste and identifies new suitable sites and areas where waste facilities could be located. It also sets out a number of planning policies against which applications for new waste facilities will be assessed”. 

The Draft Plan and the accompanying documents are available for consultation during the period Thursday 30th July 2015 to Wednesday 30th September 2015 and are available to download from Link or are available to view in the council’s planning offices and in local libraries.

As part of this consultation stage, we are holding a series of workshops and drop in sessions over one day in each of the seven boroughs. 

The list of the drop in sessions is as follows:



Venue for Drop in session 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 2 September


Camden Centre,  Bidborough Street, Kings Cross WC1H 9JE

Thursday 3 September


Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green N22 8LE

Tuesday 8 September


The Penridge Suite, 470 Bowes Road, New Soutgate N11 1NL

Wednesday 9 September


Green Towers Community Centre, 7 Plevna Road Edmonton N9 0BU

Thursday 10 September


Haggerston Community Centre, 8 Lovelace Street E8 4FF

Friday 11 September

Waltham Forest

Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road. Leyton  E10 5JY

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